Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A tiny pattern and a tiny giveaway!


Fresh from the drawing room floor...I've been working hard in my little corner of the world for my debut over at the Moda Bake Shop. This pouch was an idea that came amongst other projects and mistakenly just fell right in place and I really wanted to share it with my readers. The companion for this project will soon be shown over at the MBS, but for now:

The Colored Pencil Pouch:

You will need:

2.5 fat quarters


fusible fleece

colored pencils :)
1. Cut two 2" by 22" strips with your 1/2 fat quarter piece. I curved mine out a little on the end cause I'm crazy like that, but it's optional. Cut a small square of velcro and apply to center of curved end (not shown in picture).
2. With strips right sides together, sew down long edges and across bottom. Turn right side out, press, and top stitch. This is your belt.

3. With 2 fat quarters cut two 16" by 17" rectangles. Cut one 16" by 17" piece with fusible fleece and apply to wrong side of one rectangle. Choose one rectangle to be your body (outer piece). Measure 5.5" from the top and pin belt across body. Sew down long edges, stopping 1/2" from the right side of body for seam allowance.4. Cut a 2" by 6" strip from .5 fat quarter. Fold top side over 1/2" and press. Fold bottom side over 1/2" and press.Fold in half, press, and sew down long edge.
Fold ends under and pin loop in place 3.5" from end of belt. Sew down both ends.
5. Apply strip of velcro 1/2" from end of body piece, but on top of belt.
6. With belt tucked in, sew both rectangles right sides together, around all four edges, leaving a 3" opening to turn. Clip corners if desired. Turn right sides out, press, and top stitch edges.
7. Fold up bottom of rectangle 5" to form a pocket. Top stitch down both sides of pocket.
8. Measure and draw 3/4" pencil pockets starting at your left seam and ending at the right seam. Be sure to avoid sewing over your belt loop on the back. You will have 20 pencil pockets when finished.Fold top in half to line up with top of pocket and sew down both ends as shown in picture below.

Fill with colored pencils!

And you're finished! Wahoo!
Now, for the giveaway! I will be giving away ONE Bliss kit (and you know this fabric won't be available until October right?) to make your own colored pencil pouch!

Here's what you have to do:

1 entry: Tell me who you'll be making this little pouch for!

2 entries: Twitter or Facebook about this giveaway and then come back and leave a comment saying you did!

3 entries: Blog about this giveaway, come back, and leave me your link so I can read it!

And remember to keep checking back. I'll announce when my project goes up at the MBS and there might be another teeny, tiny giveaway. ;)


Lee and Roni Poston said...

I love being friends with you. You have some really amazing ideas, then when I make them people think I am just as crafty and amazing as you. :) This is such a great "original" twist on a classic craft. Can't wait to get my hands on the "Companion" project that is coming to Moda Bake Shop. ( I have had a sneak peek, benefits of being BFF LOL) THanks for sharing Tiff Supper Cute!!

Haws Family said...

This is great! I've been thinking of making 4 colored pencil holders (for my 4 little girls), but haven't yet figured out the dimensions. I love the closure!

Annalee Taylor said...

Love it, your amazing... have I told you that before?!
I want one for Mr Mack, he is obsessed with coloring at the moment... it changes every day! This would be perfect for Sacrament, thanks for sharing the pattern! I love the new fabric too!

taggdarci said...

I'm so glad I've found your blog! I would love to make this for my daughter, Londyn. And she would love to carry it around like a purse, only to open it and see all of her colored pencils in their own place! I can just see her taking them out and putting them back in, before realizing that she can actually color with them too! :o)

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Just awesome Tiffany! I think that I would make it for myself (I mean my sanity)! I would probably tuck it into my purse so that it would be handy to keep my Little One busy while we are out and about.

Thanks for sharing & I hope that you are enjoying the summer,

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I have 15 grandchildren and am always looking for fun Christmas gifts from Grandma. *grin* :D
I love the fabric, and can't wait to see what MBS item you did.

Marissa said...

This is beautiful! I would make this for my little girl!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Posted on FB

Beth said...

I would love to make this for my little girl!!! We have a brand new package of colored pencils that I am scared to open, as we will be finding them all over the house! This would be wonderful to win!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I would make this for my daughter, the budding artist. She is 13 and would love one of these.

Crystelle Boutique said...

I'm excited I found your blog! Fun things!
You are one talented girl!

Betsy said...

I will be making this cute pouch for me -- I *love* fresh crayons and the kids always smunch mine. I have to have a new pack every General Conference so I can color -- hands busy = eyes open. :)

Betsy said...

It's totally on my blog, of course.

shareenspace said...

I put your giveaway on fb.

J.J. said...

Your blog is so great! I am in love with Bliss and your colored pencil pouch. Thanks for the great tutorial! I would love to win!

taggdarci said...

Posted on FB :o)

Wendy said...

Congrats on being on The Moda Bake Shop. I'd have to make this cute ittle project for my grand daughter kymber.

Greene Family said...

So cute - thanks for sharing! You have the best project ideas! I'll have to try to make this for Simon! Congrats on Moda Bake Shop!

anglars said...

I will be making this for the my grandkids and stepkids to use as the 'pencil case' they need for school.. great idea... love the fabric so very much...